How to prepare for your first outdoor scooting adventure POSTED ON 10/04/2018
If you’re child has been practicing up and down the hallway getting to grips with their scooter. They may be ready for the big outdoors, here are our ten tips on how to prepare for scooting outdoors.
Make sure that your child has complete control over their brake using their back foot to apply gradual pressure until they have come to a complete stop.
If wheels become wet they will be less effective. Be mindful of this and keep the scooting pace slow and steady to avoid any accidents.
Obstacles are a great way to get to grips with manoeuvring before embarking on the first big adventure. Use some to weave in and out of and this will help with steering and application of the brake.
Stay safe. If it is the first adventure, be prepared for a few teething problems. Keep little one safe and protected by making sure they wear their helmet whilst out and about. See the full range of Micro helmets here >>
Trusting your child to scoot alone can feel a bit daunting. You should agree some rules about scooting with your child before setting off. Talk about possible dangers and set limitations about how far they are allowed to scoot away from you.
Consider footwear before setting off. Wellies are great for a quick scoot on a rainy day but wont be ideal for those wishing to explore further afield. Trainers are usually the best for those wishing to clock up their scooting miles.
If you are scooting with toys or belongings make sure that they are either stowed away and carried on your back or kept out of the way in a scooter bag or basket. Hanging large bags onto the handlebars can interfere with steering, cause the scooter to tip or throw the rider or balance.
If you need to leave your scooter momentarily, make sure that it is out of the way of others, not left as a trip hazard or as an obstacle that may cause problems for others.
Always ride in the middle of the pavement and away from the curb edge.
Keep an eye out for pedestrians and be courteous. Slow down when you approach them and be prepared to jump off and walk if necessary.
That’s it! There isn’t much more to it, except to have fun and go make some great memories.
Wishing you many fun and exciting scooting adventures. Don’t forget to tag us on social @microscooters #FirstOfficialScootingAdventure.